Trivia

What was Paradise Island originally called?

Paradise Island was originally called Hog Island because of all the hogs that were let loose there.

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Where is the best place to snorkel in Paradise Island, Bahamas?

The rose Island Reefs are a series of shallow reefs along the nearby Rose Island and the best variety of sea life.

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How long is a flight from Providence, RI to Grand Bahamas Island airport?

Around two hours.

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How many Islands make up The Bahamas?

Over 700 are estimated to make up the islands of the Bahamas.

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What are the more romantic Islands to visit?

Abacos and Harbour Island are among the top romantic destinations.

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What is the national bird of the Bahamas?

The flamingo and it appears on national crest

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What two seasons do the Bahamas have?

Summer and winter.

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Islands of Abaco and Eleuthera were settled by a loyalist, and today we know is as Treasure Cay, but what was it originally named?

Carleton Point

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Hopetown has grave yard for hundreds of victims of 1850's. What claimed all those lives?

Cholera

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What is the history behind the "white Lady of the Ridge"?

A victim of Cholera, the woman is said to always appear before a major disaster, walking along the ridge overlooking the ocean.

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What year did Bahamian women get the right to vote?

In 1962, prior to that only land holding men could vote in any type of election.

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65 steps that were cut into the limestone wall in 1794, named the "Queens Staircase" were named after what Queen?

Queen Victoria

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The national tree of The Bahamas is what?

Lignum Vitae or the tree of life.

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Trimming from the gumbo limb tree can be boiled to treat what?

The boiled bark can be used to treat skin sores, measles, sunburn, insect bites and rashes. Also the strip bark can be boiled and then wither drunk or applied topically to treat backaches, urinary tract infections, colds, flu, and fevers.

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What year did the Bahamas become independent?

10 July 1973.

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Who granted the Bahamas to Robert Heath in 1629?

King Charles I

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Who ended Piracy in the Bahamas?

Woodes Rogers

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What is the capitol of The Bahamas?

Nassau

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What year was slavery abolished in The Bahamas

1834.

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What is the currency of The Bahamas?

The Bahamian Dollar.

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What is the total area of The Bahamas?

5,382 Square Miles

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What is the Bahamas system of government??

Constitutional Monarchy with a ceremonial head of state.

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What is the official flower of The Bahamas?

Yellow Elder

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What is the national fish of The Bahamas?

The Blue Marlin

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